A Short History of Women

A Short History of Women

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NOMINATED FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE A profoundly moving portrait of the complicated legacies of mothers and daughters, A Short History of Women chronicles five generations of women from the close of the nineteenth century through the early years of the twenty-first. Beginning in 1914 at the deathbed of Dorothy Trevor Townsend, a suffragette who starves herself for the cause, the novel traces the echoes of her choice in the stories of her descendantsa€”a brilliant daughter who tries to escape the burden of her mothera€™s infamy; a granddaughter who chooses a conventional path, only to find herself disillusioned; a great-granddaughter who wryly articulates the free-floating anxiety of post-9/11 Manhattan. In a kaleidoscope of characters and with a richness of imagery, emotion, and wit, A Short History of Women is a thought-provoking and vividly original narrative that crisscrosses a centurya€”a book for qany woman who has ever struggled to find her own voice; to make sense of being a mother, wife, daughter, and loverq (Associated Press).His were not elaborate tastesa€”she can guess thisa€”nor particularly demanding. He seemed fine with what he got until he wasna#39;t; and when he wasna#39;t he didna#39;t complain. He made plansa€”how to leave, how to get out, how to make do, survive .

Title:A Short History of Women
Author:Kate Walbert
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2009-06-16


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